Having been the first white artists to hit the top in hip hop with a very punky approach and old-skool party sound, the Beasties haven't been hguely prolific over the years - this was their 5th album, 4 years after the 4th, and as of February 2003 they've all but disappeared again. With 22 tracks there's potential for variety, and that they certainly offer.
There's lots of pure hip hop on here. 3 MCs and 1 DJ is the track many regard as the best, a view I'd go along with, as Mixmaster Mike's turntable work adds a lot to the raps. The single Remote Control is anotehr firm favourite, the chorus making great use of the decks. The very short Just A Test, Putting Shame In Your Game, and the big singles Intergalactic and Body Movin' are pretty ace as well.
Sadly, the experimental moments are often less successful. Tracks like Instant Death make poor attempts to add emotion to the proceedings, Flowin' Prose is just a bad Tricky parody (in general, parts of the album can be accused of being inspired by the people who the Beasties inspired in the first place), and a lot of the stuff after track 12 is utterly forgettable - the raps seem to lose their urgency after this point as well. Picture This and the instrumental Sneakin' Out the Hospital are perhaps the best of the experiments.
Still, its a 22 track album, well over an hour, meaning that you can drop 20 minutes worth of material and still ahve an excellent hip hop opus.